I just fell in love with this little pattern – the rows of flowers looked like so much fun! Each row of flowers takes less than two grams of yarn – great for left-over bits. The flowers are made with extra wraps on each stitch, which are dropped and then wrapped on the next row. I have included a photo tutorial on how to make the posies – nothing could be easier!
Materials: Approx 22 grs assorted Tracks (there needs to be about 10 grs of the background); 3.25mm, #3 US needles; cable hook and the regular notions.
Gauge – 28 st to 4 inches in Stockinet
Size – 8 inches square
Main colour – Deep Emerald Green; 1st contrast – Acai Berry; 2nd contrast – Samba Red; 3rd contrast – Salmon; 4th contrast – Beau Blue
Cast-on 55 sts with main colour.
Row 1 – Knit.
Row 2 – Purl.
Row 3 (change colour to contrast colour) – Knit.
Row 4 – *K1, (K1, wrapping yarn three times around the needle before pulling the wraps through the stitch) 5 times; repeat from * 9 times, 1 st remains, K1.
Row 5 – P1, *YB, slip the next 5 sts from the left hand needle to a cable hook, letting the extra wraps drop as you slip the stitches, holding the sts on the cable hook taunt wrap the working yarn counter clockwise twice around the 5 sts, slip the wrapped stitches from the cable hook to the left hand needle, YF, purl the next st; repeat from * 9 times to the end of the row.
Row 6 – Knit.
Row 7 – MC – Knit.
Row 8 – Purl.
Row 9 – Knit.
Row 10 – Purl.
Repeat rows 1 to 10, 7 times, ending last repeat after row 8.
Last Row – cast-off in Knit.